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Feb 28, 2013 7:00am PST
will depart the vatican for the last time as pope. he will take off from the helipad just behind the st. peter's basilica there. and vatican television cameras will follow the journey, live, robin. >> what history you're witnessing, george. you're going to be there all morning long, live. >>> and here, with josh, sam, bianna in for lara. we have a full morning here in new york as well. we are going to bring you the latest encouraging headlines for your wallet. the dow surging near record highs. bianna's going to bring us that. >>> and how about this? the hairstylist at war over a fortune. the co-workers said they bought the ticket as a group. one of them claimed the whole prize for herself. and that would never happen here. >> mostly never. >> full morning ahead. >>> of course, let's go back, now, to george in rome. george? >> and it is just a glorious day here, robin. sunny, warm. almost spring-like. those cardinals that the pope met with this morning have already begun their informal discussions about who the next pope is going to be. and the pope gave them some direction today. they come fr
ABC
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
for the ages begins, george. we'll be right back with you in the vatican. >>> robin off today. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we want to also show you this. it's a video of a great white shark, spotted off the coast of new zealand. tragically spotted just before a deadly attack. we'll have that story just ahead. >>> also, a huge multimillion-dollar lawsuit against one of the biggest companies in america. bud wuzer, under fire, right now, for allegedly watering down its beer. >>> but first, we're going to get back to gorgeous st. peter's square this morning. it's a beautiful day at the vatican. and george is right there for it all. >> it certainly is. the sun shining out here right now. i'm here with our colleague, david wright. david, i flew over with cardinal dolan of new york. a lot of talk about the possibility that he might be chosen as the next pope. he laughed that off. but the cardinals are going to start to meet next week. today, though, the day for pope benedict. >> that's right. his moment to say good-bye, really. this was the last time we will see him in the flesh, here at t
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
announcement at the vatican. citing his advanced age and diminishing strength. the first pep to step down in almost 600 years. what this means for the catholic church. >>> going across the interstate. >> and breaking now, tornadoes slam the south. this massive twister through a town at the dinner hour. dozens of people injured. hundreds of homes destroyed. it looked like it was amile wide. new blizzards right now. >>> and good morning, america. a huge headline right now. pope benedict xvi moments ago making this announcement. speaking in lat on the a group of cardinals. and announcing his rezization. after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to a certainty that my strengths, due to advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate carrying out of the ministry. >> the last pope to resign was pope gregory xii, almost 60 years ago. benedict's rescission to resign sets the stage for a clooichb to be -- conclave, to elect a new pope. ash wednesday begins this week. the most important 40 dmas the catholic calendar. >> the most significant spiritual period. let's brin
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
in germany and later a top vatican official. on a visit to america in 2008, he became the first pope to meet with the victims themselves. on a lighter note, benedict has become known as his personal idiosyncracies like his bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
pacemark ker at this hospit in rome three months ago. the vatican won't confirm the news. but the paper says the operation went, quote, well. the pope's older brother held a news conference the day the decision was well thought out and nobody pushed his brother out. meanwhile, benedict's surprise decision has provoked vatican intrigue, worthy of a dan brown novel. jockeying and politicking has begun over who will be the 266th pope of this 2,000-year-old church, the largest religious body on earth. if i was a cardinal and i really wanted to be pope, could i actually campaign for myself? >> well, i guess it would appear indiscreet. >> reporter: it would not go over well? >> no, i don't think it would go over well. >> reporter: while there are no clear favorites, bookmakers are laying odds. and here are three names you'll be hearing a lot. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is listed as a 9-4 favorite. he would be the first black pope. >> reporter: canadian cardinal marc ouellet, a 5-2 favorite. and archbishop angelo scola of milan, who has a strong power base. roughly 120 cardinals will gath
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
right now on vatican property. we're live, from rome, with the latest. >>> crisis escalates on the carnival cruise ship stranded at sea. thousands of passengers traps with no toilets and scarce food. the ship being towed to alabama. this morning we hear directly from those onboard for the first time. >> there's no lights. no water. we can't flush. ♪ highway to the danger zone >>> and caught on tape. the corvette versus the chopper. gripping video just released of a dangerous stunt in the desert for a top reality show. the chopper spinning wildly out of control and crashing. unbelievably, the pilot walks away. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy mardi gras to robin. she's going to be back in just eight days. you see it right there. great to have elizabeth vargas here. lara is back, as well. we're coming off another night of breaking news. north korea -- president obama calls north korea's nuclear tests a highly provocative act. >> we're going to have the latest on the massive manhunt for the ex-los angeles police officer who is on the run. you're looking at the latest sur
ABC
Feb 24, 2013 8:00am EST
, as the vatican lashes out at scandalous rumors over why the pope is actually leaving. >>> and we're going oscar crazy this morning, looking at the likely winners and the long shots. "silver linings playbook" won big at the spirit awards last night. is that a precursor of what's to come tonight? just hours to go before the curtain goes up on hollywood's biggest night. >>> hey, good morning, everybody. we've got a live shot of the red carpet in the hollywood. in a few hours, it's going to be crawling with stars, including our own robin roberts and lara spencer. who will leading our coverage at 7:00 p.m. eastern. the spirit awards were held overnight where "silver linings playbook" cleaned up. does it fore shadow a big win for that film? ron claiborne still holding out for "les miserables." >> it was a huge night for jennifer lawrence. for "silver linings playbook." lot of people were talking about that, does she win best actress award? >>> also coming up -- not great news, 11 states in the nation's heartland are getting ready for another blast of snow, hail and intense wind gusts. with a forecast
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
. the vatican hinting it maybegin the process earlier than expected. abc's david wright joins us from rome now where pope benedict is celebrating his second to last sunday as head of the roman catholic church. david? >> reporter: good morning, ron. the pope just finished his week liang lust and only one more time will he appear in that window, so a huge crowd gathered here at st. peter's square today but behind the scenes the focus has turned to choosing his successor. the vatican spokesman yesterday floating a trial balloon suggesting the conclave to choose a new pope could take place before march 15th. some say that's just common sense because there's no funeral this time, no period of mourning and all the cardinals will presumably be in town to say good-bye to pope benedict. but in other quarters of the church that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might wrap you on the knuckles. an influential american saying that this process takes place according to strict church law and only the pope can change that law. if this pope were to change the law now he says that w
ABC
Feb 24, 2013 4:00am PST
. but for now we'll go back to dan. >> thank you. >>> now to the vatican, where moments ago, pope benedict made history before he retires on thursday. the vatican is fighting back against the swirl of scandal with the pope's spokesman making extraordinary accusations against the media. abc's david wright is in rome. >> reporter: this was the last time that we'll see him in the window for the pope's weekly appointment with the faithful. this time, next week, the papal department will be sealed for his successor. the election, at least the campaign, well under way. it's an election like no other, an absolute monarch, elected by princes who are appointed, the men in red, one of whom will end up wearing white. palace intrigue. >> cardinals have to face many forms of pressure. >> reporter: now the vatican said that the media is trying to meddle. >> today there is an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: salacious charges floating in the italian press, but the pope really resigned because of a huge sex and blackmail scandal about to explode. cardinal timothy dolan said it appears to
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am PST
and all conspiracy theories. let's get right now to abc's dan harris at the vatican. good morning, dan. >> reporter: josh, good morning. the pope received an extended standing ovation, was even interrupted a few times by cheers. some people had tears in their eyes. benedict appeared gratified by all the well-wishes. he thanked people for their prayers during these days he said had been hard for him. he said he was stepping down for the good of the church. and i was struck by that he was doing this of his own free will. the vatican clearly concerned about conspiracy theories that the pope is stepping down because of intrigue. >> quieting concerns for now. thank you, dan. >>> now to the latest on that carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico. its power knocked out by fire. and this morning, the ship with some 4,200 people onboard is finally making its way to port. but conditions are worsening by the hour. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: after three days of silence and squalor, aboard "the triumph," carnival ceo gerry cahill is finally talking. >> responding to ou
ABC
Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
is an absolute monarch. the vatican is accusing the press corps of being the modern day equivalent of the borgias. these day, the italian papers read like dan brown novel. as doier prepared for the pope's eyes only. detailing a sex and blackmail scandal involving the curia. there's some truth to it. last year, the pope formed an investigative commission. these three men, referred to as in the italian press, the 007 cardinals. the pope's butler stole classified documents. from the papal apartments. they gave the pope a report. only he and they know what's in it. >> you get tons of rumors and all these whispers. most of them are not true. >> reporter: at the same time, there's the very real church sex abuse scandal, casting a shadow over l.a.'s roger mahony and other voting cardinals. the request raised, should morally tainted cardinals be allowed to help choose the new pope? moments ago, the vatican announced that the pope has released new rules. the bottom line is the cardinals will not have to wait the 15 days that they would have waited before. but the timing of the conclave will be up to them.
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
-- if that new pope is going to be saddled with cardinal mahoney. >> reporter: but the vatican supports mahoney. so does america's highest-ranking official. >> i believe he should be at the conclave. >> reporter: pope benedict himself is having a quiet day today. no public events on his schedule. vatican officials saying, he's getting set for his departure two days from now. george? >> david, looking forward to joining you in rome for that in a couple days. >>> right now, we turn to washington and the budget stalemate that means across-the-board spending cuts to kick in on friday. no talks about solving the problem. instead, the two parties are fighting about what the cuts will mean and who's to blame. jon karl has more from the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the white house is loudly sounding the alarms about what these cuts will mean. but republicans are accusing the president of trying to scare the american people. the white house has already warned of airport delays and meat shortages and lost jobs. now, greater risk of terrorist attack. >> i don't think we can maintain the
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
the vatican about pope benedict's health. officials have now confirmed the pope struck his head during his recent trip to mexico, leading some to speculate it may have been a factor in his decision to resign. however, the vatican denies it played any role in the pope's decision. >>> new problems for defense secretary chuck ha goal, republicans are expected to filibuster his confirmation hearing tomorrow morning. they're demanding to know about the president's initial response to the attack in benghazi. >>> and finally, what would you do if you were this guy? a homeless man in kansas city, named billy ray harris looked down in his change cup. he realized a woman had stopped to give him some change. had dropped her diamond engagement ring into his cup. yes. could have pawned it for thousands. gotten away with it. instead, when he saw her again, after hanging on to it, he gave it back. she offered some cash as a thank you, a reward. harris said, nope. doing the right thing, better than any cash reward. it is, in fact, priceless. and i do hope, sarina, you're watching at home. i do hope everyb
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
with cardinal roger mahoney. >> reporter: but the vatican supports mahoney. so does america's highest-ranking official. >> he's the first one to apologize for errors in judgment he made. i believe he should be at the conclave. >> reporter: the process to replace pope benedict is on fast track. the timing of all this, the deacon of the cardinals will summon the college of cardinals on friday to a meeting that will take place on monday. that won't be the beginning of the conclave. it's the beginning of the process. george? >> david, looking forward to joining you in rome for that in a couple days. >>> right now, we turn to washington and the budget stalemate that means across-the-board spending cuts to start to kick in on friday. no talks about solving the problem. instead, the two parties are fighting about what the cuts will mean and who's to blame. jon karl has more from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. the white house is loudly sounding the alarms about what these cuts will mean. but republicans are accusing the president of trying to scare the
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
, saying the merger will create more competition for delta and united. >>> we have details from the vatican about pope benedict's health. officials say the pope struck his head during a trip to mexico, leading some to speculate it may have been a factor in his decision to resign. the vatican denies it played any role in the pope's decision. >>> a surprising, new study finds that the morning-after pill is more popular than ever. 11% of women say they've used plan b emergency contraception. that's up from 4% a decade ago. researchers say it's largely because the pill is so much easier to get. >>> and finally, what would you do if you were this guy? a homeless man in kansas city, named billy ray harris looked down in his change cup. he realized a woman had stopped to give him some change. had dropped her diamond engagement ring into his cup. yes. could have pawned it for thousands. gotten away with it. instead, when he saw her again, after hanging on to it, he gave it back. she offered some cash as a thank you, a reward. he said, nope. doing the right thing, better than any cash reward. it is,
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